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Dozens of pro-democracy activists were released from jail, Algeria's justice ministry confirmed on Saturday.

Comment: Algeria's protesters returned to the streets this week, proving they haven't been weakened by the hiatus caused by the pandemic, or regime attempts to stifle them, writes Malia Bouattia.

Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

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Prominent Algerian journalist's appeal postponed until March

Arrested on charges of "inciting an unarmed gathering" and "endangering national unity" after covering Hirak demonstrations, the 40-year-old was sentenced on appeal in September to two years in jail.

Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

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Algeria used 'repressive tactics' during Hirak protests: Amnesty International

Dozens of Algerian protesters, journalists, and activists have been arrested, wrongfully prosecuted, and sometimes tortured.

Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

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Thousands of Algerians hit streets on protest anniversary

Algerians marched in the capital and other cities to mark the second anniversary of the North African nation's anti-government "Hirak" protest ...

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Algeria frees first activists after presidential pardons

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in a long-awaited speech to the nation late Thursday, declared dozens of pardons in a gesture of appeasement as the protest movement gathers momentum once again.

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Blocked news sites in Algeria accessible again

Only the Casbah Tribune, founded in 2017 by jailed journalist Khaled Drareni, remained inaccessible without a VPN.

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European Parliament calls for Algerian journalist Drareni’s immediate release

The European Parliament has passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of jailed journalist Khaled Drarerni, citing the ...

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Algerians will never forget their revolutionary martyrs

Comment: This 1 November, Algerians remember their anti-colonial struggle as they stand defiant against a regime that is far from achieving the ...

Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention

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Algeria journalist acquitted after year in detention

An Algerian journalist that was sentenced to three years in prison was acquitted and is expected to be released after spending over a year in ...

Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

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Algeria ex-policeman turned protester gets 2 years jail

Former Algerian policeman Toufik Hassani was convicted of "threatening police agents"

UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

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UN experts demand release of Algerian journalist

The UN has called for the release of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni.

Algeria journalist <em>Drareni</em> jailed for 2 years: lawyer

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Algeria journalist Drareni jailed for 2 years: lawyer

Although Drareni's sentence was reduced by a year from an August judgement, press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned it.

Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

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Algeria journalist must be freed on health grounds: RSF

Press freedom advocates have called for the release of Khaled Drareni, an Algerian journalist arrested over his coverage of ...

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Algeria journalist denies 'incitement' charge in appeal hearing

Khaled Drareni has appealed his sentence of three years in prison over his coverage of anti-government protests in Algeria.

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Two Algerian activists on hunger strike over 'abusive' detention

Algerian activists have gone on a hunger strike and claim they have been abused in detention.

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Call for international pressure to free jailed Algerian journalist

"We are launching an appeal to citizens, to the elites, to all journalists, wherever they may be, inside or outside the country," said the ...

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Algerian journalist who covered protests sentenced to three years

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who covered anti-government ‘Hirak’ protests, has been sentenced to three years ...

Trial of Algerian journalist <em>Khaled</em> <em>Drareni</em> commences

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Trial of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni commences

The trial of Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom advocate Khaled Drareni begins in Algiers today.

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Algeria journalist 'press freedom' trial opens

The trial opened of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African ...

Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

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Algerian journalist detained in latest crackdown on free speech

The ex-correspondent of France24 was detained in the capital Algiers.

Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

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Algeria's tightening grip on the Hirak protest movement

Repression has intensified against regime dissidents and independent media as the Algerian government maintains a coronavirus lockdown across ...

Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

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Covid-19 gives Algeria's repressive state the edge, for now

Comment: Through its face mask, Algeria's Hirak is still chanting for a free and democratic country, despite state efforts to stifle protests, ...

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